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Know Your Enemy - Japan!

Description: This American propaganda film from the 1940s sought to educate Americans on the Japanese people, their land, and their alleged plan to take over the Pacific.
Date: 1942
Creator: Eliot, George Fielding; Hall, Radcliffe & Knox, Gordon
Partner: UNT Media Library

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 259th week of the war, 141st week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts : France, Eastern front, Japan, Marianas, Southwest Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, Italy. Maps: France, Europe, Southwest Japan. Back: One way to "blow your top"--but for good--is to be booby-trapped. Text and illustration urge soldiers to avoid booby-traps by exercising care and remaining suspicious.
Date: August 28, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 253rd week of the war, 135th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts : France, Italy, Eastern front, Pacific, China, Japan. Maps: American-controlled areas around Geelvink Bay; Military actions in the south Pacific Ocean; Guam ; Europe. Inset map: Dutch New Guinea Back: Map of Japan and adjacent regions includes glossary of Japanese geographic terms and suffixes..
Date: July 17, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 5 weeks, 182nd week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes action in portions of China, Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines. Keyed to map. Map shows Allied and Japanese held areas as of 5 June 1945 in portions of China, French Indo-China, Korea, Thailand, Japan, and the Phillippine Islands. Back: Ribbons representing decorations and awards : wear them correctly! Decorations and awards, and service ribbons are illustrated with detailed instructions and diagrams describing how to wear them correctly.
Date: June 11, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, November 22, 1943 : week of November 11 to November 18, 219th week of the war, 101st week of U.S. participation

Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: Eastern front, Air offensive, Italy, Aegean Sea, Southwest Pacific, Losses. Maps: Battle area on the Eastern front, map showing main railways and international boundaries in Europe, Turkey and northern Tunisia. Photographs: Capt. Herman Bottcher of San Francisco receives the Distinguished Service Cross from Maj. Gen. W. H. Gill; British Eighth Army Tommy sets up quarters in an empty wine barrel with a pillow and bedspread near the Termoli front in Italy; Three Yanks look over a 32 cm. incendiary rocket captured in Sicily; Correction printed under photo appearing in the previous Newsmap shows rocket is an experimental model tested several years before; Army B-25 swings in low over a burning Japanese ship on Nov. 2 attack in Rabaul; Japanese machine gun emplacement on the Kula Gulf side of Kolombangara Island; Grumman Avengers and Hellcats line up on the improved Munda airstrip. Back: The world a polar projection, with modified extensions interrupted for southern Hemisphere: "This world map is designed to show the relative positions of land areas for air connections to the principal theaters of operations."
Date: November 22, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, January 31, 1944 : week of January 20 to January 27, 229th week of the war, 111th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, USSR, Pacific, Europe. Inset maps: [Central Italy] -- [USSR]. Photographs: Nazi multi-barrel rocket weapon, Mine and booby trap training, Twenty-fifth division men in a Southwest Pacific combat area, Winter flying conditions in Sicily, Propeller trip vapor trails, Revetments and flak guns, "Zebra" dazzle camouflaged PT boat, Two members of a German submarine boat, Jeri-cans. Back: Map of France. Scale: [ca 1:1,267,200] 1 map : col. ; 105 x 82 cm.
Date: January 31, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, May 10, 1943 : week of April 30 to May 7, 191st week of the war, 73rd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Tunisia, Command, Russia, Southwest Pacific, China, Air offensive. Special illustrated section describes clearing mine fields in Tunisia. Large world map is keyed to text and shows United Nations, Axis and Axis occupied areas, countries with Axis relations broken, and neutral countries. Inset maps: Tunisia. Photographs: Planes wait to be ferried by barge to land; Convoy of Allied ships steam toward an Arctic port; Army trucks yield to aircraft along a road in Tunisia. Back: Text entitled "You may be eligible for the Army Specialized Training Program" describes the minimum requirements for the Army training program.
Date: May 10, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, March 15, 1943 : week of March 5 to March 12, 183rd week of the war, 65th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Air offensive, Unrest (France, Belgium, Norway), Southwest Pacific, Tunisia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Russia, Tunisia. Includes photographs: Convoy to Russia; American tank in Russia; Joint Assignment; Airborne engineers; Shower bath - desert style. Back: Learn to recognize these vehicles (half-track vehicles). Labelled illustrations of American, Canadian and German vehicles with a quick guide to features for comparison.
Date: March 15, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 290th week of the war, 172nd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Fleet Active; Alies Race Through Reich - Soviets Strike Toward Austria Maps: Allies race through Reich--Soviets strike toward Austria [Germany], Pacific fleet action, Budapest to Vienna. Inset map: The Ruhr. Back: Color photograph of a flame-throwing tank is accompanied by text highlighting research and development to produce new weapons.
Date: April 2, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 256th week of the war, 138th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts : Eastern front, France, Italy, Southwest Pacific, Marianas, Far East. Maps: North Sea, English Channel, and Bay of Biscay with surrounding countries as viewed from England. Japanese targets hit by B-20s 15 June, 7 July, and 29 July. Current battle line between Poland and the U.S.S.R. Distance map between Stalingrad and Warsaw. Photographs: U.S. soldiers move warily toward hedgerows in the fields of Normandy; View of Florence, Italy from the Piazzole Michaelango showing the Arno River, Palazzo Vecchio and the cathedral; Underbelly view of the B-29 Superfortress. Back: Text and illustrations highlight the responsibilities of the Navy's Amphibious Forces. Includes insignia and list of battles.
Date: August 7, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Yanks land on Japan

Description: Front: Text describes American occupation of Japan beginning 28 August, 1945 and is keyed to map. Map shows eastern central coast of Japan. Inset shows map of Japan. Back: Armed forces radio. Text describes stations and programs. World maps shows locations of AFRS stations, AFRS hospital systems in the U.S., commercial and government stations airing AFRS programs.
Date: September 3, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Palau's fall would weaken Japs.

Description: Black & white map of the southern Pacific Ocean, showing the north of Australia, parts of China, Korea, and French-Indo-China, New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan, and several small islands. An inset text box in the lower left corner titled "Pacific Progress" describes the completed and future goals of the U.S. armed forces toward defeating Japan. In the upper right corner is an inset map of Palau.
Date: 1944
Creator: O'Donohoe, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 282nd week of the war, 164th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans drive toward Manila; Allied aircraft active in Pacific; Red Army on road to Berlin; Allies erase German bulge. Maps: Objective Manila; Pacific action; West to Berlin; East to Berlin. Inset map of Berlin. Back: Text and 6 photographs highlight the activities of the Army Postal Service that delivers an average of 40 million piece of mail a week.
Date: February 5, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, November 1, 1943 : week of October 21 to October 28, 216th week of the war, 98th week of U.S. participation

Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: "Jinx," Russia, Italy, Air Offensive, Aegean Sea, Southwest Pacific, Burma, Tarawa. Maps: Breakthrough above the Crimea -- Setting the range for Rabaul Photographs: "Jinx" [the six-man crew and their tank destroyer "Jinx" on the Italian front]; [Nazis in the Soviet Union] ; Paratroops at Lae, New Guinea. Back: Map of Northern Italy.
Date: November 1, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, September 13, 1943 : week of September 2 to September 9, 209th week of the war, 91st week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Yugoslavia, Air offensive, Southwest Pacific, Russia. Maps show military activities in Eurasia and New Guinea near Salamaua with boxed text highlighting action. Photograph: A story of blood [American soldier receives a transfusion while lying on the street in Santa Agata, Sicily while townspeople look on]. Back: Something money can't buy - United States Army tradition! Illustration shows service ribbons of service medals. Text describes the purpose and conditions of award of service medals.
Date: September 13, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 286th week of the war, 168th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Troops Cross Roer in New Drives; Tokyo Smashed Again - Manila Falls. Maps: Drives into Germany -- Volcano Islands -- Iwo. Back: Text highlights what the Army is doing to help the folks back home and suggests ways service people and families can work with the Office of Dependency Benefits to ensure prompt payments.
Date: March 5, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 8 weeks, 185th week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts and is keyed to maps of Asia and the Pacific. Maps of Borneo and Southeast Asia. Relief shown by gradient tints. Inset shows the area of Borneo compared with the United States. Photograph of Balikpapan. Back: "Now--if he will just save some money--everything will be O.K." Color illustration of woman with hammer in hand and four lucky horseshoes hanging around a service star.
Date: July 2, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 292nd week of the war, 174th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies squeeze Reich; Okinawa resistance stiffens. Maps: [Western Europe]; Allies squeeze Reich, U.S. forces make new landings on Tawitawi and Masbate - Japanese battleship sunk, Okinawa resistance stiffens. Back: Illustration of a young woman looking at a 10 dollar war savings bond. Caption: "It will look even bigger-- after the war!"
Date: April 16, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 280th week of the war, 162nd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. aircrafts invade enemy waters, American troops penetrate Luzon, Allies Strike German Perimeter, Red Army on the Move. Maps: U.S. aircrafts invade enemy waters -- Western front salient -- Burma -- American troops penetrate Luzon -- Road to Manila -- Soviet offensive. Back: Color map of Sumatra and Malay states
Date: January 22, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 276th week of the war, 158th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: 600-mile water jump, Pacific war in the air, Nazis stage offensive, Budapest Under Siege, Eighth Takes Strongpoint. Maps: Mindoro -- Pacific war in the air -- Red Army -- Western action. Inset maps: Philippine Islands -- Budapest. Back: Map of South Burma and Thailand
Date: December 25, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 266th week of the war, 148th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western front, Balkans, Baltic, China, Italy, Pacific. Maps: Greece, China Burma, France, Belgium, Netherlands. Insets: Western Front. Back: Text and photographs illustrate Air Technical Service Command.
Date: October 16, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 263rd week of the war, 145th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: France, Pacific, Italy, China-Burma, Eastern front. Maps: North Burma; France; Western Pacific; Warsaw. Insets: Palau Islands; Morotai. Back:"Mindanao, Philippine Islands." Two different oblique views of the island. The large image shows it as seen from the southwest.
Date: September 25, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 265th week of the war, 147th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western front "Hellfire Corner", Eastern front, Balkans, Italy, Pacific, China. Maps: France, Palau Islands, Eastern front. Back: "Dots in the sky-- dynamite on the ground! [Operation Uppercut].
Date: October 9, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department